Your next opportunity to help Mozilla is coming up on April 22nd - May 5th.
Help Mozilla’s Common Voice help teach machines how real people speak English.
As you might already know, Mozilla’s Common Voice project aims to unlock and open the voice ecosystem to all players by releasing a public domain dataset of voices in different languages that can be used freely without compromising users privacy sending data to the big tech giants.
In the coming months we want to advance English voice collection and get to the next level. In order for a language to be usable by speech recognition engines we need at least 2000 hours of voice collected from at least 1000 diverse people, and we think communities are the only ones that can enable this diversity.
That’s why we need Mozillians all over the world to contribute and get others to contribute. Our goal is to gather at least 100 additional hours validated in English by the end of June. We are focusing on English-only this time because it’s the language with more available sentence to read right now, we’ll focus on other languages in the near future.
In case you have any questions, feel free to ask in this discourse topic.
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